M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering University of New Mexico - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of New Mexico is pleased to offer a fully online master's program in Space Systems Engineering, leading to a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME). This program is one of the first master's level space systems engineering programs in the country. The Space Systems Engineering concentration was developed with input from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate to provide graduates with the advanced skills to further their careers in the aerospace industry. All courses for the Space Systems Engineering Managed Online Program are offered in an 8-week format.
All applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in English (reading and writing), programming, and mathematics. Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in an engineering-related field from an accredited university.
Tuition and Fees
Total cost per credit hour is $517.86 and is comprised of: $415.66 base tuition + $102.20 college differential. There is a student technology fee charged each semester. It is $150 in the Fall, $150 in the Spring, and $20 in the Summer. There may be additional costs, depending on the class. Additional costs are often for textbooks, supplemental course materials, and proctoring fees.
About the Program
The Space Systems Engineering Managed Online Program is an exciting new program offered at UNM. Prospective students need to have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. All applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in English (reading and writing), programming, and mathematics.
All courses are offered in an 8-week format, with terms starting 5 times per year. A sequence of courses has been developed to optimize a student’s progression through the curriculum. Most courses can be taken in any order to complete the degree.
Seven courses are required for the Space Systems Engineering concentration. An additional 15 hours of core coursework is required to complete the MSME degree.
Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to managed online program students only." For more information, contact the program coordinator.
Space Systems Engineering Concentration Courses (16 credit hours):
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|ME 594||Introduction to Space Situational Awareness||3|
|ME 595||Orbital Mechanics||3|
|ME 596||Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Controls||3|
|ME 597||Small Spacecraft Design I||3|
|ECE 535||Satellite Communications||3|
|ME 591/ME 592/ECE 590*||Graduate Seminar in Space Systems||0-1|
*The Graduate Seminar must be taken twice - once for 0 credit hours and once for 1 credit hour
Additional Courses (18 credit hours):
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|ME 500*||Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering||3|
|ME 501*||Advanced Mechanics of Materials||3|
|ME 530||Theoretical Fluid Mechanics I||3|
|ME 542||Deformation Analysis and Modeling||3|
|ME 559||Design Project||3|
|ME 572||Aerospace Structures and Materials||3|
*If you successfully completed ME 400 and ME401, do not enroll in ME 500 and ME 501. Contact your advisor for alternatives.
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The MSME Space Systems Engineering Managed Online Program is offered as a Masters Plan III Option (course work only).
MS in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering Concentration
- A minimum of 34 credit hours (including the graduate seminar)
- A minimum of 24 credit hours of 500-level courses.
- A minimum of 1 credit hour for the graduate seminar course (students must register for a 0 credit hour graduate seminar during one term).
Students receiving an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering will:
- Exhibit knowledge of engineering and science fundamentals appropriate for the Mechanical Engineering discipline and/or specialization.
- Be able to communicate effectively.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically assess information in the Mechanical Engineering discipline and/or specialization.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of New Mexico welcomes applications from students who have earned distinguished academic records and have the potential for developing excellent research abilities.
Below are ECE’s admission requirements to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The following items must be included in the online application:
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation.
- Statement of Purpose/Letter of Intent
- Official GRE Results*
Official IELTS/TOEFL Results* (International Applicants only)
*Official test results must be sent directly to the University of New Mexico. The TOEFL and GRE institution code for UNM is 4845; no department code needed.
English Language Requirements
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